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Turks ‘throw away 26m tonnes of food a year’

PEOPLE in Turkey throw away 26 million tonnes of food every year, the head of an anti-waste lobby group has said. The startling figure was revealed by Aziz Akgül, chairman of the Turkey Waste Reduction Foundation [Türkiye İsrafı Önleme Vakfı], in a story published by the Anadolu news agency. The amount lost or wasted every […]

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Maronite families settle in North Cyprus village for first time in 45 years

TEN Maronite families have moved to the North Cyprus village of Koruçam, it has been reported – the first “young blood” to the village in 45 years. The families have 16 children between them, including infants and secondary school students, according to a report published on Sunday by the Greek Cypriot daily Politis. Koruçam, also […]

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Record broken as Ottoman artist’s painting sells for £6.3m in London

A rare work by Turkish painter Osman Hamdi Bey has sold for £6,315,000, setting a new world record price for the artist at auction. The picture of a young woman reading the Qur’an fetched the record-breaking fee at an auction of 19thcentury European, Victorian and British Impressionist art at the Bonhams auction house on New […]

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EXCLUSIVE: British woman blasts ‘vile behaviour’ of Greek Cypriot undertakers following mum’s death in North Cyprus

THE daughter of a British woman who died while on holiday in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has accused Greek Cypriot undertakers responsible for flying her mother’s body back to the UK of “mistreatment” and “vile behaviour”. Liverpool-born Lynda Ann Dawson, who died aged 62, had been in North Cyprus with daughter Hayley […]

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Pegasus Airlines in final of European Business Awards after winning national competition

Pegasus Airlines has been named the ‘National Winner’ for ‘Digital Technology’ at this year’s European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious business competitions. Turkey’s second largest carrier was one of 363 businesses from 33 countries to win at the national level, and now goes through to the final phase, hoping to […]

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Public urged not to panic after back-to-back earthquakes in Istanbul

A POWERFUL earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale shook Istanbul on Thursday lunchtime,  causing people to rush on to the streets in panic. It was the city’s second major earthquake in as many days. About a dozen people were injured, but there were no known casualties. However, some structural damage has been reported, including […]